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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

 Weekly Meetings

Each Thursday we meet in The Godlee Observatory (apart from the Public Lecture evenings and the Christmas/New Year break), from about 19:00. Any scheduled talks will start at about 20:00. Weather permitting, we may also observe using the telescopes until as late as people want to stay. If you are interested in coming to any of these meetings please see the visitor information page.

 

 January - April 2019

3rd January - SkyNotes for January

SkyNotes for January

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10th January
17th January - Public Lecture at MMU

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
24th January
31st January - SkyNotes for February

SkyNotes for February

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7th February
14th February
21st February - Public Lecture at MMU

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
28th February - SkyNotes for March

SkyNotes for March

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7th March
14th March
21st March - Public Lecture at MMU

Public Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
28th March - SkyNotes for April

SkyNotes for April

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4th April
11th April
18th April - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Members ONLY tonight please

25th April - SkyNotes for May

SkyNotes for May

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 May - August 2018

3rd May - One Strange Rock, Part 2 - Storm (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Storm

Astronaut Nicole Stott explains how planet Earth was born from a cosmic storm...

...and shaped by violence; the planet exists as a result of random collisions in a dangerous cosmos, constructed from the rubble of the early solar system.

10th May - Open Night
The Godlee is open tonight for all your astronomical needs
17th May - Telescopes for Beginners - By Various Members

Telescopes for Beginners

Help with Setting up and Using your First Telescope Demonstration for Newcomers

New to Astronomy? Bring your own 'scope (if portable enough) or come and watch the demonstrations using one of the MAS's small 'scopes

Scope

This event is open to non-members too!

24th May - 3D Photography and It's Applications in Astronomy - Anthony Jennings

3D Photography and It's Applications in Astronomy

Moon

Weblinks associated with tonight's talk:

http://www.stereoeye.jp/software/index_e.html - Anaglyph Maker
http://www.astrospider.com/planetwarp.htm - Planetwarp
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mars3d/ - Mars 3D
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/ - MSL Raw Images (make your own using left/right raw images)
31st May - SkyNotes for June

SkyNotes for June

Virgo
7th June - Presentation workshop (getting the most from the web) - Anthony Jennings

Presentation workshop (getting the most from the web) - Anthony Jennings

A “How to create presentations” and a look at the best Astronomy related websites

14th June - One Strange Rock - Part 3: Shield (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 3: Shield

Shield
21st June - Solar Activity - Kevin Kilburn

Solar Activity

Solar Activity
28th June - Open Night

Open Night

The Godlee will be Open tonight for all your astronomical needs.
Due to the England football match tonight, it was anticipated that there would be a low turnout. In view of this, SkyNotes for July was postponed until next week - 5th July.

5th July - SkyNotes for July

SkyNotes for July

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12th July - One Strange Rock - Part 4: Genesis (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 4: Genesis

Introduced by Graham Hodson
  Genesis
 
19th July - Juno - Mission to Jupiter - Anthony Jennings

Juno - Mission to Jupiter

Introduced by the President, Anthony Jennings
 Jupiter Clouds
 
26th July - SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes

2nd August - One Strange Rock - Part 5: Survival (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 5: Survival

Introduced by Anthony Jennings
  Survival
 
9th August - Comet Tails and Comet Tales - Graham Hodson

Comet Tails and Comet Tales

Comet Tail
 
16th August - Hubble Images - Behind the Scenes - Graham Hodson

Hubble Images - Behind the Scenes

Hubble
 

Bring your Noctilucent Cloud images tonight, too !!

23rd August - One Strange Rock - Part 6: Escape (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 6: Escape

Introduced by Anthony Jennings

Escape
 
30th August - SkyNotes for September

SkyNotes for September


Hazel

There will also be a short presentation by Kevin Kilburn on recent Solar activity;
plus, time permitting, Noctilucent Cloud images of 2018 by various members

 Member's Notice Board

Posted: 2 October 2018

The Member's Subscriptions for the year 2018-2019 were due on 1st October 2018. If you have not already paid, please pay promptly to ensure continuous membership of the Society.

Posted: 23 July 2018

Members are reminded that the MAS website has pages devoted to images of the night sky, as well as the Sun and Moon, and that images may be submitted to the website via e-mail to the webmaster, in addition to posting on the MAS Facebook page.

Details about image submission can be found here.

Posted: 20 April 2018

The Annual General Meeting was held in the Godlee Observatory on 19th April. There are still two major Council positions to be filled... we require both a Secretary and a Treasurer. Should any member be willing to be considered for either of these important posts, please speak to/email the President or one of the Council members and more information about the requirements of these posts can be obtained.

 September - December 2018

6th September - ESA/NASA/SPACE X - Mission Updates - Anthony Jennings

ESA/NASA/SPACE X - Mission Updates - Anthony Jennings

ISS
 
13th September - One Strange Rock - Part 7: Terraform (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 7: Terraform

Introduced by Anthony Jennings

Terraform
 
20th September - Informal Evening

Informal Evening

27th September - SkyNotes for October - Anthony Jennings

SkyNotes for October

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4th October - One Strange Rock - Part 8: Alien (Video Presentation)

One Strange Rock - Part 8: Alien

Introduced by Anthony Jennings

Alien

11th October - JAXA mission update - Anthony Jennings

JAXA mission update

Hayabusa2

18th October - Public Lecture at MMU

See the Lectures page for details

25th October - SkyNotes for November

SkyNotes for November

1st November

8th November

15th November

22nd November - Public Lecture at MMU


29th November - SkyNotes for December

SkyNotes for December

6th December
13th December


20th December - No Meeting Tonight - Christmas / New Year Break

No meeting tonight. The Godlee is closed.
Merry Christmas to You All

Merry Christmas
 
27th December - No Meeting Tonight - Christmas / New Year Break

No meeting tonight. The Godlee is closed.
Wishing a Happy New Year to the Whole World

Happy New Year to the Whole World
 

 Health & Safety Notice

Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory.
All visitors must be accompanied by a warden or a trained society member when entering the Godlee dome.
Please note that due to Health and Safety restrictions, persons under 11 years of age are not allowed to use the spiral staircase nor enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated).
The walkway on the outside of the dome is not accessible.
All persons in the Godlee Observatory complex must observe all safety procedures and notices as indicated or advised.
All visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.
All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present; this may require a risk assessment. There is a maximum occupancy of 40 persons; this number includes any MAS personnel required to supervise the group.